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Military / Civilian VIP Passenger Transport (1965)


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The Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop-powered transport proved a success for Japan in the post-World War 2 years.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 03/15/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1965

Origin
Japan national flag graphic
Japan

Status
ACTIVE
In Active Service.
Crew
2

Production
704
UNITS


Mitsubishi - Japan
National flag of modern Japan Japan
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.
Commercial Aviation
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.
VIP Service
Used in the Very-Important-Person (VIP) passenger transport role, typically with above-average amenities and luxuries as standard.


Length
33.2 ft
(10.13 m)
Width/Span
39.2 ft
(11.94 m)
Height
12.9 ft
(3.94 m)
Empty Wgt
11,773 lb
(5,340 kg)
MTOW
19,687 lb
(8,930 kg)
Wgt Diff
+7,915 lb
(+3,590 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Mitsubishi MU-2B production variant)
Installed: 2 x Garrett TPE331-25A turboprop engines developing 575 horsepower each.
Max Speed
311 mph
(500 kph | 270 kts)
Ceiling
29,747 ft
(9,067 m | 6 mi)
Range
1,199 mi
(1,930 km | 3,574 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
1,086 ft/min
(331 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Mitsubishi MU-2B production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


MU-2 - Initial Production Model Designation; Turbomeca Astazou turboprop engines.
MU-2A - Subsequent Production Model; three produced; Turbomeca Astazou turboprop engines.
MU-2B - Civilian Version; fitted with Garrett TPE331 series turboprops; 34 examples produced.
MU-2C - Militarized Model featuring unpressurized cabin.
MU-2D - Marketing Designation for MU-2B-10 model; similar to MU-2B model series; 18 examples produced.
MU-2E - Militarized Model for dedicated Search and Rescue (SAR) functionality.
MU-2F - Uprated Garrett TPE331 powerplants; 95 examples produced.
MU-2G - Lengthened Fuselage; 46 examples produced.
MU-2J - Lengthened Fuselage; 108 examples produced.
MU-2K - Improved Performance
MU-2L - 29 examples produced
MU-2M - Short Fuselage; 28 examples produced
MU-2N - Improved engine power; 39 examples produced; four-bladed propellers; marketing designation for MU-2B-36A model.
MU-2P - Four-Bladed Turboprop Propellers
MU-2S - Dedicated Militarized Search and Rescue (SAR) Variant; nose radome; increased range.
LR-1 - Militarized Photo-Reconnaissance / Liaison Platform; based on MU-2K model series; 16 examples produced.
MU-2 "Solitaire" - Short Fuselage; fitted with Garrett TPE331-10-501M engines of 715 horsepower each.
MU-2 "Marquise" - Fitted with TPE331 engines of 751shp each.
MU-2B-10 ? Company Model Designation
MU-2B-36A ? Company Model Designation


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